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Small World IFT brings on Burnley

The LA-based formats company has hired former Banijay International sales and acquisitions manager Luci Burnley to grow its presence in the international market. (Pictured: Miss Country Girl)
May 8, 2013

Los Angeles-based formats company Small World IFT has hired Luci Burnley to grow its presence in the international market.

Formerly a sales and acquisitions manager for distributor Banijay International, Burnley will expand sales of formats, such as makeover reality series Miss Country Girl (pictured), as senior vice president, format sales and development. She will report to Small World IFT founders Tim and Colleen Crescenti.

“With four different format titles going to broadcast now from Sweden to Thailand, we are at the breakout point, which is why we need someone with Luci’s expertise, deep relationships and enthusiasm to take us even higher,” Tim Crescenti said in a statement. “She will be based in London where Colleen and I plan to be most of the summer working with her closely.”

Before joining Banijay, Burnley was sales and acquisitions manager for DRG and a programming executive at IMG Media.

Her appointment builds on last year’s ongoing strategic deal with entertainment company Content Media Corporation to develop a joint formats portfolio.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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